Ruffled Beauty

When I first started making cakes, I loved doing fondant cakes and wasn’t too fond(ant) seewhatIdidthere? of buttercream cakes. Now, it’s often quite the opposite. I love creating buttercream cakes and it’s amazing the different textures that can be created.

This wedding cake was my first time trying ruffled buttercream and it’s beautiful!

I created the bunting for this cake as well.

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Loved the astillbe and spray roses for this cake!

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Baby’s Breath Beauty

Sometimes I think Baby’s Breath gets a bad rap…but I think it’s beautiful and I just love when I get to put it on rustic buttercream cakes.

I also love photographing cakes as the sun is rising. Cakes certainly don’t let me sleep in… but seeing the sunrise is a pretty good tradeoff.

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It’s wedding season!

And I had my first wedding cake of the year this past weekend.

As I was making the cake it was snowing. And not only did I have to drop everything to bring in the nearly $100 of flowers that were outside getting covered in snow (please don’t die, please don’t die), but it also brought me back to my wedding day. My wedding day in September brought the first snow of the season. Not exactly what I had pictured for my wedding day in September but it all worked out just perfectly. Wait, this isn’t about me and my wedding day, huh?

I felt an extra connection to this bride who’s wedding was likely falling on the final snow of the season. This next weekend, the weather is going to be in the 80s. …but this also is not a blog about the weather. Moving on…

This was the biggest cake I’ve created….four tiers, with the bottom tier 12″. (The bride selected rainbow chip as the top layer to surprise her husband…so cute!)

Adding dowels for support:

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Getting higher…

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And higher…

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One more time…

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Covered with a homemade buttercream….

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And ta-da:

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I loved the feeling of this wedding…the wood slices, the wild flowers…and this adorable chalkboard sign.

The bride also gave me and my husband (my helper for the day) a wedding coozie…we chose camo of course…To Have and To Hold and To Keep Your Drink Cold.

Love it!

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A(nother) wedding cake tasting…

March started with my first ever wedding cake tasting and it ended with my second.

I just love this bride and her fiance!

Cupcake cheers!

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This cake tasting I was able to try out some new flavors thanks to requests from the bride.

Almond cake (amazing!!), rainbowchip cake, lemon icing and caramel icing…alongside some of the standard favorites like cream cheese icing, very vanilla everything and chocolate.

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I love doing cake tastings because it’s the perfect excuse to buy flowers to have around the house!

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(And cute paper straws and mini forks and vintage dishes and chevron cupcake wrappers and napkins) …I have problems.

These wedding cake tastings are enablers.

The beautiful bride to be! I can’t wait for the wedding in August!

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